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8 ruins to take you on a walk through time

By: Josh Lew on June 10, 2013, 3:40 p.m.
Bagan, Myanmar

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Bagan, Myanmar

Many of the temples at this site in Myanmar remain relatively untouched, creating a landscape that feels like an Indiana Jones movie. More than 2,000 of the original 13,000 structures of Bagan are accessible today. Most were built in the 11th and 12th centuries, but some date as far back as the seventh century.

Bagan has been growing in popularity since government reforms made once-inaccessible Myanmar more tourist-friendly. Its tourism industry is still in its infancy compared to other ancient sites in the region, which might appeal to visitors who prefer a "rawer" experience.